Saturday, August 21, 2010
Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect more than 60% of women and are the second most common type of infection in the body? UTIs account for 8.3 million doctor visits each year and have a recurrence rate of more than 40%. I have suffered with chronic UTIs for years so I can attest to their pain and sheer annoyance. While I try to use the old cranberry juice remedy before calling the doctor, I just can't tolerate the bitter tang so I usually wind in up in an urgent care waiting room, leaving with a prescription for antibiotics.
You may remember my review for Cystex last year. But just in case your memory is fuzzy, let me give you the skinny. Cystex Urinary Pain Relief Tablets are the only OTC medication to help manage UTIs while waiting to see a doctor. It is the only product that combines an analgesic pain-reliever and an antibacterial agent to stop the progression of the infection.
Well, Cystex has now introduced a Liquid Cranberry Complex to promote urinary health. Just one tablespoon provides the benefit of eight glasses of cranberry juice! The clinically-proven formula is lactose, gluten and sugar-free with only one calorie per tablespoon. Beat that, cranberry cocktail!
Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex is so much more than just a cranberry concentrate. Its proprietary Proantinox blend also contains D-Mannose, inulin, bromelain and vitamin C to boost bladder health. Just one convenient tablespoon daily can aid in UTI prevention. A new study, being published in the journal Urology, shows 91% of women taking daily Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex remained free of recurring UTIs.
Now, I have not yet tried the Cystex Liquid but I have used their signature tablets in the past (not daily but as a preventative after activities that tend to bring on infection) with success. Since liquid tends to enter your system faster than pills, I think this new formula a great option for those who need instant relief but can't stomach 100% cranberry juice.
BUY IT: You can find the new Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex at drug stores and retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Duane Reade (ARV $9.95).
WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a bottle of Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex!
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NOTE: This product does NOT take the place of a medical professional or antibiotics. All infections must be treated with antibiotics and if you suspect you have a UTI, please consult your physician.
Disclaimer: I received a free bottle of Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex from Laura at Robin Leedy & Associates to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.